Balance the Body

Is Your Current Lifestyle Making You Ill?

Are your daily lifestyle choices setting you up for illness in later life, or even worse are they impacting your life right now? Take our quiz today and find out! 15 Questions, 70 points, what's your health score?

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Calculate Your Basic Weight And Measurements

Calculate Your Basic Weight And Measurements

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Top Five Amazing Benefits of Walking

Top Five Amazing Benefits of Walking

In order to become more active and increase your fitness along the way, it is not compulsory to join a gym and become a slave to the routine. Indeed, for most casual exercisers, becoming a member of a gym can seem a little intimidating. As with most things in life, the ...
Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

We surely have all heard the saying, 'every cloud has a silver lining.' No doubts throughout the tumultuous period of my life after 2008 and through all those times of personal struggles this expression has helped me through. Here am I trying to get my head around writing a blog because it's ...
Do You Eat Right

Do You Eat Right

Do you eat right and does it actually matter? Of course it does because eating right will help you to become healthier? But so many people struggle to know whether they eat right, I know this because frequently I’m asked ‘do I eat right?’. Today I want to look at eating healthily. ...
Starting A Fitness Program To Lose Weight

Starting A Fitness Program To Lose Weight

Are you thinking about starting a fitness program to lose weight? After all you know how essential it is if you want to be living a healthier lifestyle. A fitness program is one of the best things you can do to lose weight, but it is also essential for good health. The biggest ...
Physical activity improves quality of life

Physical activity improves quality of life

I was watching television a few nights back, and was gobsmacked at the programme I saw. They were talking about the bad advice that the gym industry has been peddling, that exercise helps you lose weight. I’m not kidding you. This program made the claim it doesn’t. In fact it made ...
A Long Road Back

A Long Road Back

Sometimes the journey to weight loss or getting your body back into shape can be a long road back. The funny thing about getting back your fitness level is that it doesn’t get any easier the more experienced you get, but it can easily get worse. It can take months, sometimes ...
The Importance of Motivation in Weight Loss

The Importance of Motivation in Weight Loss

The difficulty in losing weight is often not a lack of understanding what you need to do but more frequently a lack of motivation. We all know that eating right and exercise are key to losing weight but of equal importance is having a strong enough motivation to get you to ...
An Inactive Type Starts At Wearside Virgin Rackets Club

An Inactive Type Starts At Wearside Virgin Rackets Club

Today I’m going to write about my business partner Neil, an inactive type who I’ve got down to Wearside Virgin Rackets Club at long last. Your health is the most important thing in the world. Maybe you only come to realise that when you go through a period of ill health. The ...
Warning: Inactivity Can Seriously Damage Your Health

Warning: Inactivity Can Seriously Damage Your Health

I was horrified the other day when I saw my Dad sitting on his couch with both legs bandaged all the way from his knees to the bottom of his feet. The reason for this is basically he doesn’t do enough walking and this has been the problem since he has ...